As the days get cooler, I hope you’re enjoying the last days of summer weather.
Thank you to all who attended the Scarborough-Guildwood Town Hall on Education earlier this week. We had a lively discussion and answered many of your live and pre-submitted questions. In case you missed it, please scroll through the newsletter for a link to the video. As always, if you have further questions, please get in touch.
I wish you all a very happy Labour Day on Monday! Please remember to be safe as you celebrate the long weekend with friends and family, wear masks when appropriate in public, and practice good hand and cough hygiene.
If you have any events, updates, or stories from your neighbourhood that you’d like to share, please get in touch!
Mitzie on the Move
In case you missed it: MPP Hunter, MP McKay, and Councillor Ainslie were joined by TDSB Trustee Zakir Patel and TCDSB Trustee Nancy Crawford to answer questions from Scarborough residents about the back to school plan.
Watch it now here:
MPP Mitzie Hunter Community Office – Limited Re-Opening
Beginning in September, MPP Hunter’s Community Office at 3785 Kingston Rd. will re-open on a limited basis for constituents who require in-person assistance.
Visits are limited to one person at a time, and are by appointment only. Assistance by phone or by email are preferred whenever possible.
Masks are required to enter the community office without exceptions. Visitors who have any symptoms of COVID-19, have been in contact with a confirmed case, or who have travelled outside the country in the past 14 days may not enter and are advised to speak with a health professional.
Please call the office at 416-281-2787 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ontario Poet Laureate Nominations
The Poet Laureate honours the late former lead singer of popular Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, whose poetic lyrics touched the hearts of Canadians from coast to coast. A native of Kingston, Ontario, Downie passed away in October 2017.
Applications for the position are being accepted through September 15th, 2020. Following the acceptance of nominations, a selection panel will prepare a short list of the nominees by December and announce a chosen nominee by February, 2021.
Upon appointment by the Legislature, the Poet Laureate will report to the Speaker as an officer of the Assembly for a two-year term. Responsibilities will include writing poetry, promoting art and literacy in the province, celebrating Ontario and its people and raising the profile of Ontario poets.
Information about the Poet Laureate and the nomination process is available at the Legislative Assembly’s web site at ola.org/poet-laureate
COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business
The Government of Ontario is making $8 million available to support small business and registered charities who are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB) provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments.
To apply for CEAP funding, customers should contact their energy provider. Electricity and natural gas utilities and unit sub-meter providers (USMPs) will begin accepting applications for CEAP-SB on August 31, 2020, delivering the program in accordance with rules laid out by the OEB. CEAP-SB funding is limited, with utilities and USMPs expected to process applications in the order in which they are received. Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee funding.
For more information, including eligibility requirements and on-bill credit amounts, click here.
The East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club will be providing a free hot lunch in the parking lot of their club tomorrow.
Date: Friday September 4
Location: 100 Galloway Road
We’re working hard to serve the community. If you have any questions, concerns, or want to bring an event or special story to our office’s attention, please get in touch by phone at 416-281-2787 or by email at email@example.com.